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Sounds like a whisper ….

I’ll fly to Paris tomorrow and then on to Boston (with The Flying Bean) so here is one more post from the past before I start to half-bake some fresh stuff.   I hope my French has improved quite a bit since I wrote this – getting to grips with American can be every bit as challenging …

Half Baked In Paradise

When I was at school I learned French. In fact I began learning at the age of 8 in Mrs Noble’s class. Mrs Noble liked me, having despised my older brother (the loathing was mutual). Given that I generally hated my brother (also mutual and absolutely compulsory at the ages we were), I loved Mrs Noble, which might have been why she liked me. Life is like that. We tend to like those that love us. Unless they are insane stalkers.  But that really is another story.

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I adored the sounds of the words and I enjoyed learning. At secondary school I was, to be fair, generally mediocre at the grammar and indeed only actually began to make friends with conjugating after moving here in September last year. But I perfected my accent and frankly I was waiting for the call to star in the remake of 80s sitcom ‘Allo…

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  1. Having grown up in Maine, with french speaking Canada right next door, I have always felt french is one of the most beautiful of languages. It just seems to flow naturally, melodically in a way that just presents as a way of communication that imparts romance and all things soothing, and yet can also seem brash and angry. Us Americans on the other hand, can sound rude, abrupt and disjointed. Forever throwing out curse words as everyday interactions with no thought of how we sound. I wish I had taken a french class in school.

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    August 16, 2016
  2. Tres sympa ton histoire! 😉

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    August 16, 2016
  3. Have a nice trip back to Boston…hope this new stay goes smoother than the last one. It will be an interesting time to be in the US with the election in full swing…Nice story about your love of the French language. (Suzanne)

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    August 16, 2016
    • Thank you …. I it will be interesting this time for sure. I’m just in New England 2 months then back to France til next summer …. Who knows what the world will look like then 😳

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      August 16, 2016
  4. Happy travels!

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    August 16, 2016
    • Thank you! As long as The Bean behaves in her bag, it’ll be a cake walk 😉

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      August 16, 2016
  5. Joyous Journey to you & Sweet Bean, Osyth!

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    August 16, 2016
    • Thank you so much, mio caro amico! I’ve asked The Bean to write of her travels …. She says she will consider it on condition I understand her need for cheese is real 😂😂😂

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      August 16, 2016
  6. Safe travels my friend!

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    August 16, 2016
  7. munchkinontheroad #

    Francophile, I love the food, French country decor, Edith Piaf, etc, etc:)

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    September 5, 2016
  8. I was a Spanish student for most of my life. I went to a different school

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    September 16, 2016
  9. Oops! Than where my Mom taught Spanish yet knew so much from her own teaching it (career of 30 years)
    When I took a year of French, I may have shared this before, the teacher was from Louisiana and knew Creole which blends the 2 languages so she liked my “French” but probably most French people would have cringed! Hugs, Robin Enjoy your autumn and hope the fall colors come to New England and enchant you! ❤

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    September 16, 2016
    • We’re planning a trip to Vermont to catch the best of those colours 🍂🍁😊

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      September 16, 2016
      • Ooh! This will be a great place to view the leaves, Fiona. 🙂

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        September 17, 2016
  10. Happy journey and have a wonderful time.

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    October 10, 2016

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